Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save big on Azure by leveraging your existing on-premises licensing investment.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing benefit that lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with active Software Assurance or subscriptions to Azure and helps to significantly reduce the costs of running your workloads in the cloud.

AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server

Achieve the lowest cost of ownership when you combine the Azure Hybrid Benefit, reservation pricing, and extended security updates.

  • Receive free extended security updates when you migrate your Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads to Azure virtual machines.
  • Save when you prepay your compute capacity on a one- or three-year term with reservation pricing, which not only improves budget forecasting but also provides flexibility to exchange or cancel should business needs change.

Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator

Enter the number of core licenses you own that are covered with active Software Assurance or Windows Server Subscriptions

Enter planned Azure deployment of Windows Virtual Machines

Eligible Virtual Machines based on instance size selection

Enter the number of SQL Server license cores with Software Assurance

Enter planned Azure deployment of SQL Server Instances

Save up to 85% by combining the Windows Server and SQL Server Licenses you already own

Eligible Virtual Machines with SQL Server Enterprise edition based on your Instance selection